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Former Love Island and Jeremy Kyle Show contestants to give evidence

30 August 2019

The DCMS Committee will continue its inquiry into Reality TV by hearing from former contestants from Love Island and The Jeremy Kyle Show at 2.30pm on Wednesday 4th September.

Scope of the session

Former contestants of Love Island will appear before MPs to discuss, amongst other issues: the role of producers in influencing the behaviour of participants; the mental health support provided to participants and whether recent reforms have gone far enough; representations of race, gender and body image; and contestant preparedness for life after Love Island.

Dwayne Davison and Robert Gregory will then appear in second panel to discuss their experiences on the Jeremy Kyle Show. The Committee has been investigating the use of polygraph tests and DNA tests on the show. Both witnesses have said publicly that the aftercare given to them by the show was not robust and has had a serious negative impact on their lives.


Wednesday 4 September 2019, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm:

  • Yewande Biala, former Love Island contestant
  • Marcel Somerville, former Love Island contestant

At approx. 3.30pm

  • Dwayne Davison, former Jeremy Kyle Show participant
  • Robert Gregory, former Jeremy Kyle Show participant

Further information

The Reality TV inquiry was launched in May 2019 following events leading up to the decision to axe the Jeremy Kyle Show. It is considering the duty of care offered by broadcasters and programme makers to participants of reality TV shows. 
The inquiry has taken evidence from a range of broadcasters, including Channel 4 and the BBC.

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